Saturday, February 27, 2010

Alex Lewis scores two top 5 finishes at state

Alex Lewis scored fourth and fifth place finishes in the Division II Ohio swimming championships at Canton Saturday.

The New Richmond senior finished fourth in the 100-yard freestyle, missing the gold by .46 of a second.

That finish came 15 minutes after his fifth place finish in the 100-yard butterfly. His time of 51.07 in the 100-butterfly was .45 of a second off the leader.

Both times were school records.


2010 OHIO STATE HIGH SCHOOL - 2/24/2010 to 2/27/2010
SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
C.T. BRANIN NATATORIUM CANTON, OHIO

Event 36 Men 100 Yard Butterfly DIVISION 2
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Name Year School Prelims Finals
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=== A - Final ===

1 Chris Waldock SR SPE 50.87 50.22
2 William Rosler JR Columbus Acad 50.95 50.62
3 Michael Murphy SR Wyoming 50.80 50.77
4 Davis Staley SO Chagrin Falls 50.87 50.92
5 Alex Lewis SR New Richmond 51.48 51.07
6 Mack Rice SO Indian Hill 51.53 51.18
7 David Ireland SR Oakwood 51.29 51.87
8 Josh Quallen FR Wilmington 51.68 51.99

Event 38 Men 100 Yard Freestyle DIVISION 2
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Name Year School Prelims Finals
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=== A - Final ===

1 William Rosler JR Columbus Acad 47.00 46.63
2 Michael Cavanaugh SR Otsego 47.05 46.92
3 Thomas Fellowes SR Orange 46.83 46.93
4 Alex Lewis SR New Richmond 47.63 47.09
5 Daniel Schmitz SR Oakwood 47.74 47.16
6 Michael Murphy SR Wyoming 47.46 47.21
7 Russell Stack SO University 47.96 47.45
8 Seth Poitinger SR Revere 47.65 48.47

Friday preliminary round results

Event 36 Men 100 Yard Butterfly DIVISION 2 prelims
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Name Year School Seed Prelims
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=== Preliminaries ===

1 Michael Murphy SR Wyoming 52.10 50.80
2 Chris Waldock SR SPE 52.09 50.87
2 Davis Staley SO Chagrin Falls 51.64 50.87
4 William Rosler JR Columbus Acad 52.46 50.95
5 David Ireland SR Oakwood 51.62 51.29
6 Alex Lewis SR New Richmond 51.24 51.48
7 Mack Rice SO Indian Hill 51.83 51.53
8 Josh Quallen FR Wilmington 52.11 51.68


Event 38 Men 100 Yard Freestyle DIVISION 2 prelims
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Name Year School Seed Prelims
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=== Preliminaries ===

1 Thomas Fellowes SR Orange 47.16 46.83
2 William Rosler JR Columbus Acad 48.07 47.00
3 Michael Cavanaugh SR Otsego 47.10 47.05
4 Michael Murphy SR Wyoming 48.30 47.46
5 Alex Lewis SR New Richmond 48.54 47.63
6 Seth Poitinger SR Revere 48.01 47.65
7 Daniel Schmitz SR Oakwood 47.13 47.74
8 Russell Stack SO University 48.07 47.96

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Alex Lewis gets rousing sendoff

Alex Lewis and his mother Becky Lewis are off to Canton for Friday and Saturday's state swimming meet.

New Richmond High School senior Alex Lewis was given a rousing sendoff to the state swimming meet Thursday by the staff and students at the high school.

Click on the Play button below to watch the sendoff.
video

Lewis and his mother, high school secretary Becky Lewis, left immediately after the hallway pep rally to Canton where Lewis will be the No. 1 seed in the Division II 100-yard butterfly after posting a state-best time of 51.24 seconds in last week's district swim meet at Miami University. His time was .3 seconds faster than the next best time among the 24 swimmers who qualified in the butterfly event.

Lewis also will compete in the 100-yard freestyle at Canton after posting the 15th best time in the district. That time is misleading as Lewis was placed in the slow heat at the district after posting a slow time in the sectionals due to illness.

"I won my heat but there was no one near me and I wasn't pushed," said Lewis, who was rarely pushed during dual meets this season. "I think I can move up the pack in the 100 free."

Lewis will work out tonight at Canton's C.T. Branin Natatorium and then swim in the Division II prelims beginning at 5 p.m. Friday. The Division II finals begin at 5 p.m. Saturday.

The 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard freestyle events are swam back-to-back with only a 15 minute break.


But unlike the sectionals when he was weak after recovering from an illness, Lewis goes to Canton in top shape.

"I'm feeling strong now," he said. "I should be OK doing both."


Event 36 Men 100 Yard Butterfly DIVISION 2 qualifiers
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Name Year School
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1 Alex Lewis SR New Richmond 51.24
2 Ronnie Bolden FR Hartley 51.59
3 David Ireland SR Oakwood 51.62
4 Davis Staley SO Chagrin Falls 51.64
5 Russell Stack SO University 51.74
6 Eric Lethander SO Wyoming 51.77
7 Mack Rice SO Indian Hill 51.83
8 Buckley Powell SO Oakwood 52.00
9 Chris Waldock SR SPE 52.09
10 Michael Murphy SR Wyoming 52.10
11 Josh Quallen FR Wilmington 52.11
12 William Rosler JR Columbus Acad 52.46


Event 38 Men 100 Yard Freestyle DIVISION 2 qualifiers
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Name Year School
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1 Cooper Staton JR Desales 47.09
2 Michael Cavanaugh SR Otsego 47.10
3 Daniel Schmitz SR Oakwood 47.13
4 Thomas Fellowes SR Orange 47.16
5 Owen Dunbar JR Wyoming 47.57
6 Tyler Simonton JR Canal Winchester 47.94
7 Seth Poitinger SR Revere 48.01
8 William Rosler JR Columbus Acad 48.07
9 Russell Stack SO University 48.07
10 Pat Dierker SO Wyoming 48.21
11 Sam Ruddock JR University 48.21
12 Michael Murphy SR Wyoming 48.30
13 Eric Lethander SO Wyoming 48.34
14 Korey Schneider JR University 48.53
15 Alex Lewis SR New Richmond 48.54

Boys basketball ends season as winners

The Lions boys basketball team concluded their season last night by beating Cincinnati Country Day by a score of 67-54. The Lions had four players in double figures; Dylan Phillips with 18, Will Shoemaker and Steve Binder with 14, and Jake Bostic with 12. Shoemaker and Bostic also added 5 assists each. John Berwanger pitched in 7 and gave some good minutes on the defensive end. Thanks for a great season. We saw a lot of improvement from day one to now. We look forward to the future of this program, and we thank the seniors for their commitment and loyalty to it as well.

New Richmond 67, Cincinnati Country Day 54
CCD (9-11) - Kahn 3 0 6, Pierce 3 1 8, Angus 2 0 6, Klug 3 2 8, Galloway 12 2 26. Totals: 23 5 54.
New Richmond (5-15) - Bostic 5 0 12, Berwanger 2 1 7, Binder 4 6 14, Shoemaker 5 0 14, Hill 1 0 2, Phillips 7 4 18. Totals: 24 11 67.

Country Day 9 10 11 24 -54
New Richmond 16 15 19 17 -67

3-pointers: N 8 (Shoemaker 4, Bostic 2, Berwanger 2); C 3 (Angus 2, Pierce).

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lady Lions End Season vs Indian Hill

Tuesday, Feb 28 Sectional Tournament vs Indian Hill: #1 seeded Indian Hill provided too much of a challenge for the lady lions basketball team last night as the girls concluded their season with a loss by the score 36-64. Top performers for the lions were Reno Frayne who scored 15 points and collected 10 rebounds and Sarah Shoemaker who scored 6 and contributed effective ball-handling. Thanks to everyone involved for a great season and congratulations to Lindsey Blankenship who was voted 1st Team All-SBC and to Reno Frayne who earned 2nd Team all star honors.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

GREAT 2 WEEKENDS OF SWIMMING

The boys and girls swim team have spent a lot of time in the pool area the last 2 weekends. The boys sectional tournament was on Friday Feb. 12 and all the swimmers had their best times. The 200 yd. medley relay made up of Blake Beckett, Mark Miller, Alex Lewis, and Jacob Singleton made it to District in 19th place. The 200 yd. Freestyle Relay made up of Robbie Workman, Alex Ariapad, Mark Miller, and Alex Lewis made it to District in 16th place. Alex Lewis did us all proud by being the 1st place finisher in the 100 yd. Freestyle and 2nd place finisher in the 100 yd. Butterfly. It was a good night for the boys swim team. This is the 2nd year in a row that we have placed a relay team to district and the 1st time that we were able to take 2 relays. It was so much fun.

The girls swim team went to sectionals on Sat., Feb. 13 and they had their best times. Kara Burns made it to Districts as an alternate in the 100 yd. Breaststroke. It was a fun day for everyone.

On Friday, Feb. 19 the 6 boys traveled to Miami University to swim and did a great job. The 200yd. Medley Relay went from 19th place to 16th place and that consisted of Blake Beckett, Mark Miller, Alex Lewis, and Jacob Singleton. The 200 yd. Freestyle Relay went from 16th place to 12th place and beat New Richmond's school record in this event. It was a great day for the young men. Alex Lewis then put the icing on the cake by coming in 1st place in the 100 yd. Butterfly out of the top 24 swimmers. He then came right back in the 100 yd. Freestyle and placed 6th. He is heading for state and will do a great job of representing the New Richmond Swim program.

All the swimmers have had a great year and we look forward to see them again next year.

I will blog back in next week after the state meet to let you know how Alex Lewis placed.

Boys Basketball Sectional Game vs Roger Bacon

The boys basketball team played Roger Bacon, the #1 team in the city of Cincinnati, last night and lost by a score of 76-37. The Lions played tough defense but had trouble boxing out their two 6'8" post players and their swarming defense caused 27 turnovers which resulted in 31 points. The lions did not give up however and continued playing hard. The lions conclude their season Wednesday Night at Home against CCD. Come out and support these guys that have put so much effort into improving. (Note: There is no freshman game against CCD)

The Freshman Boys start their post season tournament tonight at Western Brown High School. The Lions had a first round bye and play the winner of last night's CNE-Blanchester game. Game time is at 8:00.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Boys Sectional Tournament @ Mason Middle School Arena

Tonights 6:00 boys tournament game will be held at Mason Middle School Arena. Here are the directions to the Arena.
I-71N to the Kings Island Exit (Western Row Road)
Turn left at the first light off the exit onto Western Row Road. Western Row Road will become Tylersville Rd.
The Middle School sits on the corner of Tylersville/ Mason Montgomery Road.
Parking will be behind the middle school.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Lions Pounce on First Place @ Sectionals.

The Lions wrestling team captures the sectional title last night @Goshen. The Lions were lead by sophomore Brody Hooks placing first. Seniors Andrew Nealan and Brian Gelter continued their quest for state, Andrew placed second and Brian placed fourth. JR Forsee and Austin Skaggs placed second, Cody Gableman and Kevin Reid placed third, Sam Anderson and Lance Houser placed fourth, Brandon Mues and Clay Loadman placed fifth, Robbie Lemar, Luke Hoskins and Ryan Zawacki placed sixth. Just in case you haven't been counting that is the whole team, they all placed top six! What a team effort, the hours of training, hard work and dedication have payed off big for these Lions!

The Lions wrestled their way into first place after the third round and never looked back. The Lions seemed to do their best wrestling in the third period. They were losing several matches late and pulled off upset victories time and again. The Lions varsity lineup consists of six freshmen, five sophmores, one junior and two seniors. The Lions won the tournament by 29 points over Goshen and 43 points over Wilmington.

Nine Lion wrestlers will be moving on to districts next week @ Goshen. Wrestling starts Friday @ 2pm. Thanks for all your support of the wrestling program. WE ARE NR!!